ISSA highlighted as an innovative network in new OECD publication
A new publication from the OECD entitled "Teachers as Designers of Learning Environments: The Importance of Innovative Pedagogies" features the role of the ISSA, as a network, and of fours of its members with their national networks for cultivating innovative pedagogies. The new publication provides a snapshot of innovative pedagogies in classrooms across the globe – setting the stage for shift from teachers as technicians to teachers as designers of appropriate learning environments for young children.
The report focuses on innovation in teaching, considering this process part of a teachers’ professionalism, rather than an extra that some teachers are able to achieve in some schools.
The global focus of Teachers as Designers of Learning Environments: The Importance of Innovative Pedagogies, highlights approaches which are sensitive to the natural inclinations of learners toward play, creativity, collaboration and inquiry. It illustrates how teachers use innovative practices, presenting examples from 27 national and international networks. ISSA is one of these 27 networks.
Dr. Mihaela Ionescu and Zorica Trikic, contributed to the publication along with four ISSA member organizations:
Step By Step Benevolent Foundation - Armenia
Open Academy Step by Step – Croatia
Step by Step Centre for Education and Professional Development – Romania
Step by Step Center for Quality Education – Slovenia
Learn more about the inspiring examples of innovation from our member organizations by clicking their names above. Contributions from the ISSA network can be found in Part III of "Teachers as Designers of Learning Environments: The Importance of Innovative Pedagogies", which focuses on the networks of innovative schools.